Western Carolina, Mark Speir Ink 21 on National Signing Day

Western Carolina, Mark Speir Ink 21 on National Signing Day

Western Carolina second-year head football coach Mark Speir announced the signing of 21 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Catamounts beginning in the fall of 2013. One member of Speir’s second incoming class – running back Garry Lewis (Fayetteville, N.C. /Douglas Byrd HS) – is already enrolled, bringing the current…

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Fire torches Burningtown home

Fire torches Burningtown home

The Macon County Arson Investigation team spent part of Wednesday trying to determine what sparked an early morning fire Wednesday in the Burningtown Community. Fire crews from Burningtown-Iolta Fire Department were paged to the blaze off of Burningtown Road at 2 a.m. Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth McCaskill says firefighters knocked down the flames but the…

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Duke back to Utilities Commission with rate hike request

Duke Energy residential customers in North Carolina may see a rate increase of nearly 12 percent if the rate hike request filed by Duke this week is granted by the NC Utilities Commission. Duke Energy filed for an overall increase of 9.7 percent. More than 90 percent of the request is driven by capital investments…

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Franklin Police to get new software for patrol cars

Franklin Police received approval from aldermen this week for software upgrades for the patrol cars of officers. The new software for the cars is required to be implemented by October, according to transitioning Town Manager Warren Cabe. He told aldermen the new program will benefit the department and safety of citizens by providing a vehicle…

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Driver hurt after icy road accident

The Highway Patrol indicates icy roads and speeding triggered a Sunday morning accident that injured a 25-year-old Franklin man. North Carolina State Trooper Leah McCall investigated the single car accident that occurred February 3 at 10 a.m. Trooper McCall says Jason Cretacci was traveling North on U.S. 23 in a 1998 Dodge pick-up when he…

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NC jobless benefits cuts likely to be unpopular

North Carolinians relying on unemployment insurance benefits as they look for a job may soon have to get by with less—this has attracted quick opposition from groups across the state. An unemployment benefit overhaul bill was introduced Monday in the state House which could cut the maximum benefits paid weekly to those unemployed from $535…

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  • April 20, 2015 6:00 pmSONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEETING
  • April 20, 2015 7:00 pmHOLLY SPRINGS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CLUB MEETING
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